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Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based Media News

XPUB will host an online open day Monday 6th of February, 2023

We will host two online sessions at 10:00 (UTC+1) and 17:00 (UTC+1).

You can register by writing to l.j.drost-robbins@hr.nl.

XPUB will host an online open day Monday 6th of February, 2023 We will host two online sessions at 10:00 (UTC+1) and 17:00 (UTC+1). You can... Lees verder

From January 25 through 27 January 2023, Willem de Kooning Academy (Research Station) will host the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen in Rotterdam. In addition to the conference, the presentation of the Master Research Award will take place on Thursday January 26, 2023.

About Research AwardsThe Willem de Kooning Academy Research Award was established by the Willem de Kooning Foundation in 2015 to emphasize the central role of art and design research within the newly introduced curriculum. The Research Awards are not prizes for just theses or research documents but for projects merging theory and practice where art or design work is a vital part of the research. The Award is granted to Master graduation projects that combine theoretical and field research with artistic research and which provide new insights to broader audiences of experts and the public at large. Valuing art and design research, the Willem de Kooning Academy will grant one monetary award for a Master graduate of the year 2022.

Programmme January 26, 2023Presentations by nominees from Piet Zwart Institute, the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy will take place from 10.15– 14.45 hrs at WH 04.115, Wijnhaven 61.

The Research Award Ceremony will take place from 17.15 – 17.30 at WH 04.115, Wijnhaven 61.

The nominees for the 2022 Master Research Awards are:

Fine Art: Samboleap Tol | A broken heart for a soulful lament (in the key of reckoning and rejoicing) 

My artistic (re)search is largely informed by my experiences as a second generation Cambodian. Our parents and their peers suffer from undiagnosed PTSD as war children, which had a detrimental effect in our homes growing up. Experiencing loss and displacement in my child- and adulthood broke my heart completely, but also set it wide open: I learned to express compassion for others early on, and understood the power of creating space for voices unheard. Today I am especially moved by airing (hi)stories that are painful, complex and decolonial, because I believe reckoning with them will set everyone free.

“Tol excels at unfolding the link between political and spiritual forms of reckoning. In her paintings, writing, and public projects she draws on her own experience — both of Cambodian tradition, and urban life, in Rotterdam, and London — to provide a profound understanding of what it means for cultures to exist „in the wake“ (as political theorist Christina Sharpe puts it) of tremendous violence caused by imperial expansion, and post-colonial displacement.

Tol vividly demonstrates in her art and writing how „keeping the wake“ can be a practice where communal mourning goes hand in hand with vivacious community building, and how young urban cultures may tap into old spiritual knowledge to acknowledge pain and loss, while seeking a future, and dignity in life.” – Jan Verwoert (critic, writer and teacher at the Piet Zwart Institute).During my decade abroad in London, Sydney, Antwerp and Phnom Penh, I’ve been cared for by different diasporic communities who each saw me as their own. These experiences largely inform my imagination and realization of dignified life.Lens-Based: Dachen Bao | Synecdoche, Chongqing

The Synecdoche, Chongqing project centers on a reconfiguration of history and the network of reminiscences (mutually interwoven empirical memories of the individual, the collective, the material, and the place) in Chongqing, a mountain city in Southwest China, seeks to use Chongqing, and the mountainous regions of southwest China as a case and a method, aiming to investigate several sets of ever-shifting entanglements: the indigeneity encounters both nation-state construction and the ghosts of the Anthropocene; the tensions and mediations between the frontier hinterlands and imperial governance and late capitalist modernity; the dynamic embodiment of ancestral ecology at geological scales and temporalities.Through the mobilisation of a series of perceptions and substances that call up different timescales latent in place, this project attempt to combine methodologies of ethnography and speculative fiction to research and practice by the zones of: place (architecture, rural area, wilderness), landscape (plants, crowd, geology), narrative (voice, storytelling, fabulation, myth). These zones are through chapters mapped across film, sound, and texts. In this way, this practice-based research explores the ever-shifting structural relationships between history and ecology, self & other, re-touch the history and memory of Southwest China on an archival, incarnational, and perceptual level, thus a potential space opened to produce alternative narratives outside the grand framework of the empire and the nation-stateXPUB: Floor van Meeuwen | Sobremesa

Last summer, for my graduation project of the Master Experimental Publishing, PZI, Rotterdam, I’ve researched the abstractness of materials in publishing and alternatives. For this I started researching through the thesis Fluorspar; Understanding the materiality and the invisible environmental impact of self- publishing about existing models that measure energy use, computer servers and colors/ pigments, things that are invisible to me as a publisher. The thesis is questioning tools, practices and impact I encounter in designing published material. Colors play a special role in this by showcasing our abstract knowledge of pigments and colorants, things that are used in almost every manufactured object, with every color as a unique property.

The fnal project for my graduation resulted in a dinner table. A place that is used to eat, meet and/ or make. The time spend after dinner is the English translation of the Spanish word “sobremesa”. As a meeting space and simultaneously as a publication the table serves as a open used interactive tool. Engraved in this dinner table are sentences taken from my thesis, mostly questions. Visitors could grab a take away styled menu which listed all ingredients of my project, a short piece of the thesis and a blank space of 20x20cm to use as a tabula rasa. Together with provided pencils this empty spot invited visitors to copy the engravings by rubbings creating their own sentences. The list inside the menu consisted of materials and tools; all the software used to create the menu, all machines used to make the table, the engravings and a technical list of the pigments from the pencils to showcase the intentie list of tools and materials used in publishing.MIARD: Agnes Tatzber | Past Petrol Present 

In 1930 oil was found in the Vienna Basin. The tapping of what was stored in the very depths of the strata under the back then agrarian village Neusiedl massively influenced spatial processes on the surface. In addition to the obvious oil spaces, this study identifies the leisure facilities in Neusiedl as a crucial part of the urbanization processes initiated by resource extraction. Petroleum became an indispensable basic building block for many facets of modern life. By reading Neusiedls recreation spaces and material archives I aim to reveal how these places, as places of new and different experiences, have been instrumental in shaping subjectivity and how these imprints further remain as patterns of decision-making, thinking and action even if sooner or later, extraction inevitably ends. The architecture of the competition pool for example calls for a different relation between the soil and society than the prior bathing in the muddy river. The stability that the built environment communicated in the early years turned out to only exist in the dependency. The phasing out of the extraction in Neusiedl rendered the place from a boom to a bust town. It became harder to buy the myths that oil provided. And yet the petro-culture is still permeating everything today. Given its sheer ubiquity, it seems ironic that petroleum acts that much from the shadow. 

The performance “Past Petrol Present” takes place in a white and clean, ripped out part of a swimming pool. Through a ritual of smearing oil over the almost sterile surfaces, a disclosure of a map happens that contains information about incidents, oil structures and data revealing what actually stands behind the fact that the surface can be so smooth. MEIA: Lorenzo Gerbi | Indisciplined by Learning

In his graduation project, Lorenzo Gerbi proposes a rupture in the broad discourse around inter-, trans-, and multi-disciplinarity by disengaging from the methodological trap of the self-referential academic discussion around disciplinarity. The latter is too detached, in his opinion, from concrete experiences and existing non-disciplinary practices. Therefore, starting from his personal practice and struggles inside an interdisciplinary cultural institution, he decided to sketch an alternative approach that relies on temporarily removing disciplines to help develop a better collaboration attitude between them, not in an interdisciplinary project but by having people from different disciplines learning together.

In this way, learners become aware of how people with different backgrounds think and grasp reality, challenging the assumptions and hierarchies that normally originate from stereotyped images of specific characters (the nerd scientist, the greedy economist, the eccentric artist…). He called this approach indisciplinarity, a concept already briefly introduced by French philosopher Jacques Rancière, which he expanded to distinguish between the specific discipline that students learn within a traditional teaching environment and disciplines, the way they divide knowledge and separate those who can contribute to it from those who cannot.

For his graduation project, Gerbi co-designed an indisciplinary online learning community, called Make Economy Yours Again (MEYA), whose aim was to co-create a new knowledge base for developing alternative economic narratives. Participants were diverse in age, nationality, background and level of education, united only by their interest in economic activism. Through two editions of MEYA, he tested different pedagogical devices and de-disciplinarizing strategies to translate the approach of indisciplinarity into a concrete case study. The learning community became a space to practice economic change, a weekly 3-hour training session to exercise other ways of being in the current economic system, while questioning some of the assumptions and ideologies that dominate our understanding and action in our complex world.Master Design: Bas Kortman |PULSE

THE DESIGN RESEARCH

Working as a design, theatre practitioner and educator for over 20 years, i gained extensive tacit knowledge about interaction and participation. in my design research, i aimed to make this knowledge explicit through participatory practice. i wanted to know how i could structure interactive processes and how to exchange this knowledge with others.I therefore developed perspectives on interaction, methods for assessing and analysing interactive projects and design tools to train interaction design.

PARTICIPATION AND INTERACTION

Over the years, I noticed that participation and interaction also became increasingly important for civil servants and governments. At the Willem de Kooning Academy (WDKA), and other art schools in the Netherlands, I experience that students and tutors are increasingly prone to focus on participatory design and interaction with citizens and target groups.

However, in my practice, I see it often fail in cities, neighbourhoods, schools and research. There is seldom enough time to build a trusting relationship when students engage with citizens in 8-week projects or civil servants, and professional social workers hop from one neighbourhood to the next, dropping valuable contacts and connections. So, there is evident pressure to find effective ways to engage people. This is the primary design challenge I took on.

PULSE METHODOLOGY

With my research, I focussed on ‘how to design and direct participation and interaction’ through game design and workshops with students and professionals. The result of this research is a methodology derived, which I call PULSE. PULSE is an acronym for five abilities that initiators or inter-actors should possess. They must be able to provoke, understand, lead, support ‘spect-actors’, and expand their interactions with participants. The PULSE methodology is a framework for participatory and interactive projects in a broad sense.

PULSE can be used twofold:

1. ANALYTICAL LENS

As a research framework for joint reflection on interactive projects and processes and assessment through the lens of PULSE.

2. PRACTICAL TOOL

As a practical application in the form of a programme with exercises and workshops to train inter-actors, designers and directors to design, direct active participation and interaction, and assist in participatory research.

Image: Samboleap Tol, A broken heart for a soulful lament (in the key of reckoning and rejoicing) 

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Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) online open day which will take place on Saturday February 11, from 10am–3pm.

Throughout the day, both the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) master studio spaces will be open to the public. It is a day when many PZI staff and students are present to answer your questions. Some of our master programmes will hold presentations, and it is also a time when the six WdKA stations (workshops) located throughout the WdKA Blaak 10 and Wijnhaven 61 buildings are open for you to roam in and out of, giving you a better idea of our current facilities.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programmes, Education in Arts (MeiA) and Master Design.In addition to this year’s open day at the main WdKa-building, the Master Fine Art welcomes you for open studios in their building at the Karel Doormanhof 45, also from 11am–6pm. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program and their programming during the day. We strongly advise you to visit us during our open day. If you are not able to join us it’s possible to make an appointment for an individual visit. E-mail: pzwart-info@hr.nl.

Fine Art

Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam*(*please note: this location is different from the other Piet Zwart Master programmes)Open Studios from 10:00-18:00 hrs.ProgrammeInfo-session – Admissions process:Session 1: 11.30 – 12.00 Session 2: 14.00 – 14.30 Info-session – Curriculum structure:15:30 – 16:30

The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art welcomes the public for our annual Open Studios event. From 10:00 – 18:00, current MFA students will open their doors to share their research and practices. The main event is complemented by a video screening and an offering of refreshments at the bar. Prospective students are welcome to come and learn more about the MFA curriculum during an information session hosted by course director, Danny Giles and core tutor Katarina Zdjelar. Master Fine Art and Admission Coordinator Petra van der Kooij will hold admission sessions for prospective students as well. Please join these sessions if you want to know more about our admission procedure or if you have specific questions about how to apply to our programme.

PIET ZWART INSTITUTE * MASTER FINE ART OPEN STUDIOS 2023

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Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD)

Location: Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor, MIARD studio’s.

We are pleased to invite you to join us during our annual Open Day at MIARD. Our Open Day this year is in-person. During the day you have a chance to learn about the program, ask questions, and speak with the Course Director and Coordinator, tutors, students, and alumni. 

Open studiosStudents open their studio spaces to welcome visitors. First and Second year students will be present and can answer questions that visitors might have about the program and our community.

Round tableAn area is dedicated to small conversations. Visitors can sit and ask questions about the program to the course director, coordinator, staff, and alumni.

AnnouncementsVersion 2.0, MIARD ArchiveBook publication, Spatial Folders: Extraction, a trans-scalar inquiry (forthcoming, March 2023)

Please let us know if you will join us. Send us an email at z.hupkes@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 11. We kindly ask you to provide us with your name, background (discipline), and a short description of what interests you about MIARD.

To know more about us, you can visit our online MIARD archive here and look at the work of our students and alumni, review the recent program announcements and see a list of the exhibitions, scholarships, and publications.

If you are not able to attend on February 11, email us at z.hupkes@hr.nl to schedule an online or in-person meeting and to visit the facilities. If you would like to visit and meet members of the program in person send us an email to make an appointment.The Stations and building tour begins at 13:00.

We look forward to seeing you soon, on behalf of the MIARD community.

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Experimental Publishing (XPUB)

Join us on Saturday 11th of February, 2023 at the XPUB studio: we will be around from 10:00 to 15:00. You can find us on the 4th floor in the WdKA/PZI building at Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam.

Or join us on Monday 6th of February, 2023 for the online open day: we will host two online sessions at 10:00 (UTC+1) and 17:00 (UTC+1). You can register by writing to l.j.drost-robbins@hr.nl. More info….

Location: Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor, XPUB studios

A two-year master focussed on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.

Calling all entrepreneurs interrupting anti-open dictionaries, robots uploading semi-version-controlled vinyls, presidents feeling raw maps, AI leaking centralised startups, architects writing anarcho-syndicalist LaserDiscs, individuals screening ante-libre games, adults playing multi-complex codes of conduct, doctors vandalizing micro-organic warez, dogs portraying marxist privacy, victims cooking closed source viruses, book binders criticizing craft radio, students controlling binary screensavers, authors provoking infra-vertical vandalism, nations shouting on entangled canvases, librarians lying about deep corruption, governments spamming federated memes, artists sending ex-encrypted futures, politicians parodying digital PDFs, readers obscuring shared epubs, makers mediating non-authoritarian wikis, viruses screaming xeno-contradictory music, designers echoing hyper-capitalist newspapers, tourists listening to uni-communist dances, networks translating proto-apolitical forums, editors debating trans-online graffitis.

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Lens-based Media

Location: Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor, Lensbased studios

The Master of Arts in Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media program focuses primarily on artistic and experimental lens-based practices (both still and moving image/animation) that embrace the use of artifice, formal and technical innovation, fictional strategies and other unconventional visual approaches to create new and meaningful visions of the world.

We support visions that seek to move beyond the conventional narratives of our society and create new impetus in the viewer towards an open-eyed engagement with myriad challenges humans (and non-humans) collectively face in a world saturated with disinformation, increasing polarisation and fragmentations of communities, centuries-old political and social injustices, marginalisation of the most vulnerable, and a rapidly degrading global environment.NB: There will also be a further online Q&A sessions – dates and times to be announced.

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Education in Arts

Location: Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor.During the Open Day, the Master of Education in Arts presents itself by means of a presentation: course material as well as graduation research will be on display providing a detailed insight in the content and profile of the programme. There is ample time to talk to the course director, coordinator, staff and students and ask any questions you might have about the course! There is also time and space to discuss your possible application. From 11am to 11.30am the course director will give a presentation about the course. If you would like to attend it, please make sure to be in time.

Is this date not working for you? Please visit one of our Open Information Meetings. For detailed information and how to subscribe click here. Please let us know if you will join us. Send us an email at demsm@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 11. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you about MEiA.

Research in Art & Design Education and Collective Practice

What is the significance of material practices and embodiment for artistic research and education? How can we develop an art-driven, interdisciplinary pedagogy within secondary education? What are the main challenges when it comes to forging transdisciplinary connections between the arts and sciences in education? What are the current developments with respect to art mediation in museums? How do pivotal topics like the climate crisis, intersectionality and decolonialization – influence our view on education in the future?

A learning community

We pay attention to contemporary developments in art and design education, considering it to be an expanded and interdisciplinary field that also includes socially engaged practices in art. The curriculum is designed for educators in the fields of secondary, vocational and higher arts and design education, educators in museums and community arts, as well as artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical practices. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as with informal learning environments or collective practices. Peer learning and being part of a learning community is a key feature of our programme.

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Master Design

Location: Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor, room WH4.139Based on their own design questions, students within the Master Design learn to do designerly and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practice, renew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizations. They contribute to social, environmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental. Join us in our second open day to find out more on our course and get your questions answered.

Programme10am –> room WH 4.139 open11–11:45am –> Keynote on Master Design with general Q&A11:45am–1:30pm –> Q&A with students & tutors12:45–1:15pm –> academy tour with tutor1:30–2:30pm –> Keynote on Master Design with general Q&A3pm Room –> WH 4.139 close

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Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program, the times and their online programming during the day.The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programmes, Education in Arts (MeiA) and Master Design.Please note additional dates:

As the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February. See below for details.

In addition to this Online Open Day we would like to offer students the opportunity to still get a taste of the academy. Therefore we organize IRL tours through the buildings (Wijnhaven and Kareldoormanhof) on Wednesday, February 16 and our current students will show you our Stations, studios and other facilities. If you’re interested in joining one of these tours, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl.

Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, MIARD13.00 – 15.00 hr (CET)Location: OnlineZoom Link:https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/94094897922?pwd=YU43WkZCQkd2MllIRU02NVhnajBPQT09Meeting ID: 940 9489 7922Passcode: 400302 

Our Open Day this year is online. During our virtual gathering you will get a chance to learn more about the program and speak directly with members of the staff, students, and alumni. Please let us know if you will join the online session. Send us an email at z.hupkes@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 10. 

To know more about us, you can visit our online MIARD Archive to see the work of our students and alumni, review the recent program announcements and see a list of the exhibitions and publications, here. You can visit the Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academy websites for further information on the program and institutes. 

If you are not able to attend on February 12, email us to schedule an online or in-person meeting. If you would like to visit and meet members of the program in-person, send us an email to make an appointment. 

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. 

We look forward to seeing you soon,On behalf of the MIARD community 

Experimental Publishing11.00 – 16.00 hr (CET)Location: Online

XPUB will have two open day moments, both with the same structure; select the time that best fits your timezone.

The first session will be a 11:00 CET and the second at 16:00 CET.

Set-up:

After a short introduction to the course (15 mins), you can move between three breakout rooms where you can ask: (A) administrative questions, (B) questions to teachers in the course, (C) and to meet and ask questions with current students (45 mins).

For more information and online links: join us here: https://pad.xpub.nl/p/openday

Lens-Based Media

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media – online Open Day to find out more about our program. Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there will be time for an elaborate, informal Q&A with staff and students.

Please note: the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam (for information about the event, please visit: https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/programme/researchlabs/332056).

The Lens-Based Media program will therefore welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February.

We will have two open day moments, both with the same structure.

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

11:00 CET [reaching out to European – African and Asian timezones]

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

16:00 CET [for the Americas].

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email to r.nisio@hr.nl

with the title: LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET or LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET.

For general questions about the course please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl

Master Fine Art11.00 – 14.00 hr (CET)ZOOM link:

https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/96064701360Schedule11:00-11:45  Danny Giles, course director of Fine Art, presents on program (focus on curriculum structure)12:00-12:45 Federica Bueti & Bernd Krauss (tutors on the course)13:00- 13:45 Cannach MacBride & Katarina Zjedlar (tutors on the course

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. Tour will start at 12.00hr. and will take up until 13.00hr. Please sign up via pzwart-info@hr.nl before Tuesday February 15, 16.00hr.

MA Education in Arts (Research in Art and Design Education and Collective Practices)11.00 – 12.30 hr (CET)Location: OnlineWe warmly welcome you to take part in the MA Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students. Additionally, there is an opportunity to visit the program at location during our Open Information Meeting at March 11.Please subscribe before Friday 11 February via the email: demsm@hr.nl. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you in our master program. Zoom link will be send after subscription and published on the website a few days beforehand. We encourage everyone to subscribe.

Please find below the zoom link for the meeting:

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/91998600339?pwd=OWlNMGZJdlcwcnNFSGVnMUdxeWoxZz09

Meeting ID: 919 9860 0339Passcode: 971655

To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/

Master Design11.30 am – 13.30 pmLocation: Online

>Zoomhttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/99782578448?pwd=OVZOWGNhMjZXY3hnRGxqN2FRTjJMQT09

Meeting ID: 997 8257 8448Passcode: 635116

>Sign up for our Open Day by sending an email to wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl

Based on their own design questions, students within the Master Design learn to do designerly and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practice, renew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizations. They contribute to social, environmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental.

Join us in our online Open Day to find out more on our course and get your questions answered.

11.30 am – 12.15 pm > Information on the Master Design and questions in general12.15 pm – 12.45 pm > Student work and experiences12.45 pm – 13.15 pm > Talk about the type of project you would want to do within the Master Design13.15 pm – 13.30 pm > Round up and invitation to come to our Preliminary Workshops

And for information in general: https://www.wdka.nl/programmes/master-design

NB We also participate in the Wdka Student Talk Week with a general Master Talk, Thursday 3 February,  19:00-20:00 pm: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/student-talk-week

Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more... Lees verder

Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia]

Program: Friday 17 December 2021:13:00-17:00 [in person @ Varia, Rotterdam] & [online, EVENT-MODE]  16:00-17:00 [online] Q&A with XPUB1 

Location online: https://issue.xpub.nl/16/Location in person: Varia, Rotterdam (Gouwstraat 3)

With Varia: http://varia.zone/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (NL)

http://varia.zone/en/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (EN)

XPUB (the Experimental Publishing master from Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy) welcomes you to the Special Issue 16 on vernacular language processing: Learning How to Walk while Catwalking. 

Our Special Issue is a toolkit to mess around with language. We want to legitimize failures and amatorial practices by proposing a more vernacular understanding of language through these tools.

We decided to release the Special Issue 16 toolkit in the form of an API (Application Programming Interface). APIs organise and serve data on the Internet; what is not always evident is that they facilitate exchange of information following mainly commercial purposes. However, our API is an attempt at a more critical and vernacular (personal) approach to such model of distribution.

Do you want to talk with us about it in person or would you rather try-out the toolkit online? No problem!

ONLINE: From 13.00 to 17.00, the website of our Special Issue 16 will go on EVENT-MODE: special content will be available ON-THAT-DAY-ONLY™ giving you more insight on our process. You are welcome to navigate our tools from wherever you are in the Whole Wide World. From 16:00 to 17:00, there will be an online chat where you can ask us questions.

IN PERSON: From 13.00 to 17.00, join us IRL at Varia for some experimental street get together. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, XPUB and Varia cannot welcome you inside, but we are happy to meet with you at safe distance on the streets and share a warm drink and some snacks. Hand sanitizers will be made available on site. Please be mindful of your well-being and others’ and stay home if you are sick or present one or more of the corona symptoms. We are required to run this activity as a 2G event, so we kindly ask you to show a coronavirus entry pass at the entrance, in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations of the Dutch government and Hogeschool Rotterdam.

This Special Issue was created by Gersande Schellinx, Mitsa (Dimitra Chaida), Erica Gargaglione, Kamo (Francesco Luzzana), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Myriam Schöb, Supisara Burapachaisri, Jian Haake, Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Kimberley Cosmilla, Carmen Gray in collaboration with Experimental Publishing (XPUB) staff.

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For more information about the Varia publication Vernaculars come to matter and online launch follow the links above

Date: Friday, 17 DecemberTime: 19:00-20:30 CETLocation: https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/

Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia] Program: Friday 17 December... Lees verder

Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 Time 15h — 18h 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22 3025 GN Rotterdam, NL

AQUARIUM 2.0 An ongoing window exhibition with Clara Gradel, Floor van Meeuwen, Martin Foucaut, Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Kendal Beynon, Jacopo Lega and Louisa TeichmannTap upon the glass and peer into the research projects we are currently working on.From Monday 29th of November until Saturday 4th of December we put ourselves on display in the window of De Buitenboel as an entry point into our think tank. Navigating between a range of technologies, such as wireless radio waves, virtual realities, sensors, ecological and diffractive forms of publishing, web design frameworks, language games, and an ultra-territorial residency; we invite you to gaze inside the tank and float with us. Welcome back to the ecosystem of living thoughts.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Kendal BeynonBureau of Forgotten Futures (29th Nov – 4th Dec)The Bureau of Forgotten Futures sifts through the ruins of the Internet’s past and present. Scan the prints to piece together these digital histories. 

Euna LeeA confession box (29th Nov – 4th Dec)A small confession box for your language crime will be left till saturday.

Camilo GarciaA Brief Glossary of Glossaries (29th Nov – 4th Dec)It is an ongoing publication that uses as a starting point the results from the workshop ‘Glossaries of Glossaries’ in the last Aquarium. The workshop was a collective and quick reflection about glossaries and their structures. This publication streches the results of the workshop by experimenting with it. It describes words, plays with hierarchies, over explains sources, makes annotations, switches between languages. 

Nami Kim – Online workshopFixed structure and Free content (4th Dec, 15:00-16:15)Let’s have time to express our personal thoughts/regrets/experiences on the web context today! In the workshop, you as a participant will get a few Bootstrap templates of the HTML layouts. What you’ll do is putting your own thoughts/contents in the fixed standardised grids. You may share how you experience in the web context today, no matter it’s something positive, negative or whatever. With the ironic mechanism (Fixed structure vs Free contents), we will have a frank conversation about contemporary digital culture.To join the workshop, please send an email to namik1m0109@gmail.com

Martin FoucautAquarium LCD Portal (29 Nov – 4th Dec)This interactive micro-installation composed of a LCD screen and sensor(s) invites users/visitors to change the color of the screen and displayed messages by getting more or less close from the window. 

Floor van MeeuwenIndex of excavations (29th Nov – 4th Dec)Small man-made objects on display + a free catalogue! 

Jacopo LegaSmall Stones Could Make A Shelter (29th Nov – 4th Dec)A small corner inside the BuitenBoel will host a small collection of (ongoing) editorial projects related to Habitat, an ultra-local residency and collective workshop running in the Apennines (Italy). The displayed objects start to trace back some of the first edition’s outcomes, realized in August 2021, as part of the archiving and publishing process. Aiming to bridge the local dimension with the outer world, Habitat is repopulating the rural areas thanks to the artists’ presence, contributions and reflections, and likely making them tangible as stones. 

See you there! 

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Aquarium website: https://hub.xpub.nl/sandbot/Aquarium/

Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 Time 15h — 18h 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22... Lees verder

Display #2 The Price for Fire Rossella Nisio

DISPLAY #2 – 05.11 – 13.11.2021The Price for FireAn exhibition by Rossella NisioIn collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli / Organized by Sara Rajaei & Elian Somers

Het Wilde Weten / Robert Fruinstraat 35 / Rotterdam Opening: Friday Nov 5, 18:00h*Open: Saturday Nov 6, Sunday Nov 7, Friday Nov 12, Saturday Nov 13, 14:00h – 20:00hOpen by appointment: Monday Nov 8 – Thursday Nov 11, 16:00h – 20:00hMessage Rossella Nisio: r.nisio@mail.com *Het Wilde Weten follows the current corona measures. To attend the opening on Friday a valid proof of vaccination or negative test (QR code) is required.

About The Price for Fire In the afternoon of December 21, 1976, an accident shakes the torpid city of R, the artist’s hometown: a young man of 28 is killed when, ignited by faulty electric wiring, a can of paint thinner in his room catches fire. The accident was only succinctly reported in local and left-wing newspapers, but was deeply felt by the politically involved youth of R. The young man, M, was known as an activist and intellectual within a number of far-left groups. A proponent of spontaneous social action, he had been an adherent of the workers’ movements that had emerged in 1968. Born after World War II in a stifling provincial environment where no substantial change seemed possible, M held hopes of social upheaval, but ultimately wouldn’t survive the turn of the historical tide. Behind the engaged public persona however, M had entrusted his inner disillusionment and anguish to an alter-ego, whom he named “drifter,” subject of a number of poems he wrote. The poems, together with elements from the last years of his life, shape the core of The Price for Fire. Through the elusive figure of M and the meandering eye of the camera, The Price for Fire explores narratives of unrest and resistance from an intimate perspective. Bridging collective and individual experiences of what became known as the Sessantotto in Italy, the work considers questions that era left open.

Rossella Nisio is an artist based in Rotterdam whose work has a focus on the relationship of history, memory and imagination. In 2019 she earned an MA in Fine Art and Design in the Lens-Based program at the Piet Zwart Institute. She is a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2021-22.

The Price for Fire was developed in collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli, and features the participation of Benjamin Akira Tallamy and Katherine Drake. It was made with the support of the Tijl Fonds and the Mondriaan Fonds.

The event is part of the public program DISPLAY initiated by Het Wilde Weten. The DISPLAY program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds. With special thanks to Summer Lee for the poster design.

Display #2 The Price for Fire Rossella Nisio

DISPLAY #2 – 05.11 – 13.11.2021The Price for FireAn exhibition by Rossella NisioIn collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli / Organized... Lees verder

Badlands Poster

2 — 23 September 2021 at Eye Filmmuseum.

Who will determine the future’s cinematic landscape? Which stories will be told and how?

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them.

During the Badlands evenings, the filmmakers will illuminate their artistic and societal visions as well as explain their personal drives using their own works and excerpts from makers who inspired them. What do they dream of? Who inspires them and what would they like to see changed? How do these new talents depict the pressing issues in their own lives? Time to share personal experiences.

In September, Eye will celebrate Dutch cinema’s future with a selection of eleven talented up-and-coming filmmakers who work in various disciplines and have diverse backgrounds. What unites them is their individuality and unique artistic ideas on cinema as an artform, in short: as yet untold stories.

The talents of September: Lenina Ungari, Daniël Ernst, Rossella Nisio, Jemima de Jonge, Festus Toll, C.T.H. Fransen, Kevin Osepa, Aisha Madu, Emma Branderhorst, Vincent Tilanus and Daniël Kolf.

Badlands in an ongoing programme compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons and moderated by Noa Johannes (NTR/NPO3) and Marian Cousijn (art historian, curator).

Check here the full programme

Badlands Poster

2 — 23 September 2021 at Eye Filmmuseum. Who will determine the future’s cinematic landscape? Which stories will be told and... Lees verder

Date: 17th of JulyTime: 15:00 – 21:00Locations: VARIA the mothership   |     Nieuwe Charlois   |  RIB    |   Ateliers M42   |   The Pole 

BLUE LINKS

Blue is the sky, blue is the ocean. Blue is our mood (sometimes). Blue are the paths that have not yet been followed. 

The leaps, jumps, and dives that are implicit to clicking the blue links allow for traveling back and forth between states and spaces. When generating paths, we think through both collective physicality and individual domains — bound territories to be traversed.

Not so long ago, we sat inside, looking through the window, thinking about the outside. Today we welcome you to look through our windows from the outside, as they open from within. Grab your map and go on a journey, follow these links that connect us. Roam around the array of works, existing not only as single fractions but also as part of a collective.

Nothing exists in isolation, without pathways of convergence, overlap or synchronicity. We are all linked, connecting in-between and with each other. 

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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Experimental publishing – graduation show 2021 |   BLUE LINKS

“Unbothered, moisturized, happy, in my lane, focused, flourishing.”

➔ We are graduating.

Workshops \\ performances \\ exhibition \\ presentations \\ surprises \\ celebration

➔ Join us, opt out, connect, convert, go forward/back, explore, access, collapse, chat and claim.

We are different links, establishing connections in-between.

➔ We are: Mika Motskobili, Tisa Neža Herlec, Mark van den Heuvel, Clara Noseda, Anna Sandri, Max Lehmann, Ioana Tomici, Avital Barkai, Damlanur Bilgin.

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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VARIA the mothership: (Gouwstraat 3, 3082 BA Rotterdam)   |   https://varia.zone/Nieuwe Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81)   |   https://nieuwcharlois.nl/over-ons/RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B)   |   https://www.ribrib.nl/Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b)The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1)   |  https://thepole.nl/

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591457001063390

Date: 17th of JulyTime: 15:00 – 21:00Locations: VARIA the mothership   |     Nieuwe Charlois   |  RIB    |   Ateliers M42   |  ... Lees verder